Welcome to Government Post Graduate College No.1 Abbottabad
The picturesque city of Abbottabad is known for its prestigious schools and colleges beside its neat and clean environment. It is a very conducive place for serious study and quality learning.
In the center of this unrivaled city stands the prestigious institution of Govt. Postgraduate College No.1 Abbottabad. It is a tower of learning which has been spreading its light for more than half of a century. The college was established in 1944 in a rented building on Mansehra Road. After independence, it was shifted in the heart of city in Araya School. In 1954, the chief minister of NWFP (Now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Abdul Qayyum Khan laid foundation stone of the present magnificent building at Link Road. The building has large, spacious and well-ventilated classrooms and well-equipped science laboratories. Since then the college has rapidly progressed.
In 1966, the college started M.Sc. Physics and M.A Economics classes. In 1973, M.A classes in subjects of English, Urdu and M.Sc. classes in subjects of Chemistry and Mathematics were started. In 1999, M.Sc. Computer Science was started and in 2010 M.A History program was initiated. Now it is rightly called a mini university. The college provides quality education to almost five thousands students from 1st year to 6th year in 27 common subjects. Girls students are admitted to M.A/M.Sc. and B.S classes in a separate block.
To make Government College self-sufficient in providing university-level modern education and 4-year revolutionary B.S. Program has been launched in Computer Science, English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Political Science, Economics, Botany, GIS and HPE.
At present, the college is offering education facilities at Intermediate, Bachelor, Master and B.S (Bachelor Studies) Level.